A quick glance at Alexandra Bradley's curriculum vitae reveals an unstoppable passion for skincare: she has a master's degree in physical therapy with a specialty in medical aesthetics; she graduated with honors from the Ogle School; and she is certified by the state of Texas. In addition, as a native Brazilian, she transformed appearances by running a beauty center in her hometown of Belo Horizonte. Backed by her education and a cumulative 18 years of working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Brazil and the United States, Bradley clarifies and rejuvenates skin through a collection of skin therapies using pharmaceutical-grade and environmentally friendly products. With an advanced hyfrecator cauterization device, she successfully dispels veins and skin growths including skin tags, sun spots, moles, and ghost tails. She also uses advanced technologies during a collection of peels, which can deploy lasers to resurface the skin.
At A Summer Day Spa, Summer Hanna leads a team of licensed spa professionals that helps guide patients toward wellness with such services as massage, skin treatments, and nutrition products. Summer crafts massages to address the specific needs of each client, combining modalities such as therapeutic massage, which targets chronic pain from athletics or overuse, and lomilomi, an ancient Hawaiian massage technique that relaxes tendons tense from stress or exhausting hula tournaments. She also cares for other parts of the body through stimulating sea-salt scrubs and body wraps, and assists in creating a balanced diet by providing health, wellness, and nutrition products. :m]]
At Bliss Skin Care and Massage, licensed therapist JoeAnn Wardell helps clients relinquish stress and tension with traditional and exotic bodywork techniques. She can help clients take the edge off with a blissful relaxation massage, target chronic pain with deep-pressure work, or help expecting mothers relax after another hard day of chopping wood to build a crib. Using heated bamboo sticks, JoeAnn works deep into the muscles to undo knots and kinks. She also practices cupping therapy, a form of Chinese medicine that uses suction and negative pressure to detoxify the body. And she lets clients bolster every massage experience with a choice of aromatherapy oils, such as juniper berry or sandalwood.
Outside, The Float Spot's i-sopod resembles a futuristic art scuplture. Inside, though, the structure contains 300 gallons of calming blue water, heated precisely to match the surface temperature of the skin. Upon stepping inside, visitors lay back into the water?which stands at about 12 inches in height?and remain buoyant thanks to 1,000+ pounds of medical-grade epsom salt, making it virtually impossible to tell which body parts are submerged.
The licensed massage therapists at A Royal Touch inspire clients to bid adieu to quotidian stress and muscle tension. They use heated river rocks to enhance the therapeutic benefits of a massage and a vitamin-rich organic-coconut-oil scrub to nourish the skin or protect dashboard-based bobble dolls from sun damage. The team also offers detoxifying body wraps and relaxing packages designed for pairs or singles.
The trained technicians of Spa Botanica not only foster beautiful complexions, they work to build lasting relationships with their clients through personalized services and luxurious extras. To delight clients' senses they often employ aromatherapy, shea butter, and products infused with moor mud. They also offer fresh fruit, complimentary champagne, and orange and cucumber water in the client lounge. Once they are relaxed, clients can slip into a light slumber as an aesthetician detoxifies and exfoliates the body with a sea-salt scrub and green-coffee-infused body wrap, or enjoy one of four types of facials that brighten the skin with Dermalogica skincare products. Relaxation is further amplified during customized private and couples massages, which release tension with heated stones and reflexology techniques. An onsite steam shower purges the skin of impurities by opening each pore, whereas nail technicians pamper hands, feet, and rabbit-foot key chains with paraffin-wax treatments and hydrating lotions.